Luxury Cotton & Merino Shirt

Button up shirts dressy enough for business, practical enough for everyday.


Luxurious, refined, yet practical—a perfect answer to the arrival of fall weather. We take the same best-selling blend of 80% long-staple Pima cotton and 20% soft, warm Australian merino wool that you've loved for years, intimately blended, spun, and woven into a special 7.2-oz. fabric to make a button-front shirt that's remarkably comfortable and warm. Button-down collar. Patch pocket. Two-button adjustable cuffs. Please note: In order to achieve optimal color, the fabric-content percentage for the charcoal-colored shirt is 90% cotton/10% wool. Washable. Imported.
Sizes S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52). Tall sizes 3" longer in sleeves and 3½" longer in body.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 208 reviews


192 of 208 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    First Orvis Shirt that is undersized - 12/15/2014
    By: from Virginia

    I have a closet full of Orvis shirts and pants. Only twice in almost 20 years have sizes been not true. Once a sports coat was at least two sizes smaller than usual. This Cotton&Marino shirt was the second and I would say that it is a full size smaller than normal. I can still wear it, but it reminds me each time that it is not properly sized. Based only on my experience, if I were to order this shirt today, I would order one full size larger than my usual size. Other than that, the shirt is fine.

  • 4/5

    Yet another winner! - 12/14/2014
    By: from Traverse City, MI

    This is the 14th cotton merino (formerly named Viyella) shirt I've purchased from Orvis for my husband in the past 5-6 years. He loves the added warmth it provides from its 20% wool content. making it especially comfortable during cold winter months.

  • 5/5

    Another Quality Shirt - 12/13/2014

    This is the first cotton/merino blend shirt I've purchased from Orvis and the feel, fit and look of the shirt are top quality. The color selection is always great. I have stopped buying shirts anywhere else but Orvis due to the quality and fit.

  • 5/5

    Lux cotton & Merino Wool - 12/12/2014
    By: from North Bay

    This shirt is lovely. The fabric is sumptuous and the quality first-rate.

  • 4/5

    nice shirt - 12/9/2014
    By: from Findlay, Ohio
    Top 1000 Contributor

    As good looking as seen in catalogue....comfortable material....great colors

  • 5/5

    continuity of quality - 12/8/2014
    By: from ALBEMARLE, NC

    I always am pleased with the quality and the compliments I receive when wearing Orvis clothing

  • 5/5

    Nice shirt - 12/3/2014

    Bought for husband's birthday - he wore it the same day and really likes the texture and fit.

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    handsome shirt - 12/1/2014
    By: from richmond, va

    the product was as advertised. the fabric is very soft and warm and a good looking shirt for casual and business casual occasions. I highly recommend it!

  • 5/5

    Sometimes you make an exception - 11/28/2014

    I would never buy a shirt in this price range. Never. I have dozens of gorgeous shirts at less than half this price. But last year I saw this shirt (Autumn), loved it and had thought about it ever since. This year it showed up again and I finally broke down and paid the price. Beautiful shirt, beautifully made. Looks like it was made for me - and makes me look better in the process. As the old commercial goes: "I'm worth it" and so is the shirt. Treat yourself.

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Luxury Cotton & Merino

Brisbane Moss mill circa 1912.In the late eighteenth Century at the dawn of the industrial revolution, the English developed a method of spinning wool and cotton in almost identical quantities. William Hollins and Company, a spinner and knitter in Nottinghamshire, England, developed the original fabric that was used for decades in sportswear, military uniforms, and outerwear.

The genius of his method was that the yarns were indigenously spun combining the warmth of very soft lambswool and long-staple cotton (from far-flung corners of the trade routes of the English Empire), to engineer a very light fabric of exceptional warmth and durability. The chief characteristic of wool is the individual fiber’s ability to trap body warmth and wick moisture; while the chief characteristic of cotton is its smooth and absorbent nature. The expert blending and spinning of the right percentages of these unrelated fibers became a miracle of the age.

Weaving room circa 1890.A more commonly acceptable blend of 81% cotton and 19% lambswool, which was woven as a twill and brushed into a flannel, was produced from the beginning for workwear and more rugged intensive activities. This traditional blend is today the basis of our exclusive Luxury Cotton & Merino fabric.

We found that the longer fibers of today’s merino sheepswool spin tighter and more completely with our long-staple cotton than the older lambswool  (little lambswool fibers, although soft, are very short ). This tightness of yarn establishes the durability while holding the vivid dyes in these yarn-dyed patterns, which have been carefully selected and executed from our textile pattern library.

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